Academy of Communication Arts and Design

Magnet Program

What is the Academy of Communications, Arts and Design (ACAD)?

In the Academy of Communication Arts & Design, students will gain fundamental work place skills, technical application skills, and interpersonal skills necessary to enter and succeed in diverse careers associated with the graphic/print communications industry. Academy students will learn about artistic expression, computer operations, graphics and imagery software applications, machinery operation, desktop publishing, photography, camera equipment/digital electronic printing, image assembly, offset processes, print, journalism, teamwork, problem solving, and communications skills necessary in today’s modern graphic/printing communications facilities. Students in the academy will also investigate career options through internships and work based learning. Students will gain experiences in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development through participation in SkillsUSA, the Art Club and Yearbook club.

ACAD students will receive classroom and on-the-job experience through a performance based state curriculum developed by leaders in the communications field. An on-campus, state-of-the-art print shop and design lab will afford students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a real-world setting. Partnerships with local printers, magazines, and newspapers will provide students with real-world expertise and ample opportunity for hands-on learning through mentoring and internships.

The Academy of Communications Arts and Design offers a rigorous college and career preparatory, integrated curriculum that links the core academic subjects to information technology and design content in order to reinforce student interest and foster learning. A committee will review student applications and make final selection of The Academy of Communications Arts and Design students. The selection committee looks at the total student when making its determinations; therefore, we encourage yo u to provide as much information about your outside interests, activities, and community involvement as possible. ACAD students will receive classroom and work-based learning experiences through standards-based state curriculum developed by leaders in the communications field. An on-campus, state-of-the-art print shop and design lab will afford students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a real-world setting. Partnerships with local printers, magazines, and newspapers will provide students with real-world expertise and ample opportunity for hands-on learning through mentoring and internships.

SkillsUSA students are winners!

The Champions Rally on October 7, 2016 in Perry, Georgia

ACAD students at school ready to go to the Champion’s Rally at the Georgia State Fair!

You’re never to old to have fun at the fair!

Making memories!

Ms. Redondo has as much fun as her students do!

The winner!

They’re both winners!

Displaying their skills in banner design.

7th place ribbon in banner design – Good Job!

Swings are always fun!

Just happy to be here!

Another picture? Really?

Regional Competition, February 3, 2017

Just a few of our winners!

Just waiting our turn and STILL having fun!

What a great group of people! Selfies are so FUN!

We’re so great, we can even hold up this wall and smile at the same time!

The WHOLE team and all of our awesomeness!

Can you say “PROUD?” We are so proud of you!

We’re #1! We’re #1!

Winning!

Winning is such hard work. Take a break Mr. Tutherow!

Receiving that award! We’re so proud of you Chloe!

Good job VeShawn! We’re proud of you too!

Nick looks happy, LOL!

Can you say “Winner!” six times? Good job!

Ms. Redondo is always so happy. Maybe that’s why the students love her!

This must have been such a great trip! Everyone is so happy!